Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Making cards with 'One Page Wonder'

Have you seen this method of cardmaking?  You take one sheet of double sided paper and cut it up as per a template, and use the pieces to make lots of cards.  Here it is on Pinterest.

We tried it at our Christmas crop with a 6 x 6 paper, and each made 4 cards, which we then gave to each other.  This template gave sketches for placement of the pieces of paper.  You can then add your own embellishments and sentiments.

We really enjoyed that, so we decided to big things up a bit and go for a 12 x 12 sheet of paper, and we used this template.

 I used a sheet from a stack of papers from Studio Calico, called Sundrifter.  This sheet is Pocahontas.   It has feathers on one side and is pink with polka dots on the other.  You can see that I favoured the feather side!   I loved the look of the cards where the papers had been matted, so found a pack of coloured papers that I had bought from the Range, which as it happened looked beautiful with this paper!  I made 16 cards this time.

 I borrowed a feather die, and cut several feathers from the plain papers.  Some have a 'Happy Birthday' sentiment, some I left plain so I can use them for another occasion.

I love how they turned out!  I haven't made any cards for a long time, so now I have a nice pile to choose from when I need one.  I think I will do this at Christmas - just got to find a nice double sided Christmas paper.


Helen said...

I love your cards, and what a great idea!

Sian said...

I've never seen this done before and I love it! What a fiendish way to make a stack of cards all at one go and have them all look different. So clever! You have a truly lovely selection of cards all ready to go now :)

Alison said...

These are lovely Linda...I had that paper too and the feathered side was my favourite too..I really made it last..in fact I may still have a little square of it left in my scrap box!! xx

Patio Postcards said...

ALL those cards are fantastic - thanks for sharing that pattern of making cards. I have only recently ventured into making cards - I made a few Christmas cards for last year. I particularly like the cards with the feathers - in my recent adventure into cards I bought an embossing folder of feathers ... so I will definitively be scrap lifting those card ideas ..

alexa said...

Oh my goodness, this is very clever! What a pretty set of cards and I do like your feather die - so effective.